“Home from home” This apartment really has the wow factor - especially so for India. The furnishing is excellant, we could not have needed any more equipment. Our stay was made extra special by our maid - Amelia - who was more than helpful during our stay.
There is quite a walk to Varca beach but the stroll is very pleasant through the paddy fields or you could hire a bike, as we did. We had a great holiday in Varca and hope to return very soon.
“Perfect Goan get away” Having stayed in India a number of times and in a large variety of accommodations both on business recently and before the children came along, I was initially apprehensive as to what to expect of Goa and our villa rental especially as we were travelling with our children and India could be perceived a little out of the comfort zone. Goa has changed and developed significantly since we last visited 15 years ago.
It can be rather numbing trawling through the internet for the 'right' place to stay. I am so glad we chose an independent villa rather than a large hotel complex as it gave us the opportunity to take our holiday at our tempo.
First of all I would like to mention the problem free booking process and excellent communications and services provided by Archie and Jane. They have a wealth of local knowledge and always willing to provide clarifications and advice. This really helped to ensure we had a relaxing holiday.
The villa was perfect, very clean, well serviced by Amelia and had everything we needed. This is not a 5 star complex as this is a complex of independent villa owners, but in my opinion luxurious by Indian standards and should not disappoint the average European customer recognising you are not in Europe! The villa has air con and ceiling fans, water purifier, flat TV equipped with Indian Sky and good standard of furnishings inside and out. The villas have a large shared pool which was also well looked after and less than 10 metres from the villa. It was never very busy even with all the villas occupied over the Christmas period. The beach is 200 metres away and in my opinion probably one of the best stretches of beach in Goa. Although I have to mention that Varca beach is probably one of the quietest parts of coastal Goa. Similarly the villa is in a quiet location, very peaceful although a bit quiet in the evening, especially for eating out. We normally took a walk along the beach to the next villages or took a short taxi ride finding some fantastic restaurants. This variation adds to the overall enjoyment.
We was a little concerned that my children might find the location a little too quiet, but they loved the pool, beach, wildlife and especially the sea and body boarding the surf.
Goa is an enchanting destination, friendly locals, excellent food and a great place for a relaxing holiday. My family had a wonderful time in a great villa that had everything we needed. Our holiday exceeded our expectations and this was no doubt due in part to the problem free rental experience, the accurate description of the villa and the great support provided by Archie & Jane. We did not want to leave and would love to return.
There's nowhere quite like Goa, West India. With its sandy beaches, delicious food and friendly people, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular destination. Book your holiday rental in Goa today and start exploring all West India has to offer!
About Goa, West India
Goa has a long history starting with the Portuguese. Located on India's West coast, Goa was once a Portuguese colony. A melting pot of cultures makes Goa unique and ensures it stands out from the rest of India.
Many travellers go to Goa for spiritual exploration, so if you're serious about your zen then Goa is definitely the ideal destination! Just about everything in Goa is made for you to enjoy.
What to Do
Alongside the churches, the Shree Manguesh Shantadurgai Prasanna Temple is a must-visit whilst you're here. This is one of the largest temples in Goa and you'll definitely notice the beautiful architecture when you visit.
Enjoy the history of the Basilica of Bom Jesus - this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the burial site of St. Francis Xavier.
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